Thursday, October 18, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday Vince!

Happy Birthday to my sweet little guy! You have been such a joy in our hearts these past three years:) You came rushing into this world and straight into my arms, and I just want to hold you there for as long as possible! You are my baby, and I think you know this and use it to your advantage! 

Your love for trains has only grown exponentially! To your love of playing with trains and imitating their sounds, you have now added the joy of watching their documentaries. We have a file on the DVR just for you and your Steamies and Locomotives.

Trains are your favorite, but you can spread the love to other things with wheels!

Riding Thomas the Train!!!!!

You have been blessed with an easy going spirit, most of the time;)  And the daredevil streak! You take life by the reigns!

You have a smile that melts my heart, and a twinkle in your eye that shows the wheels in your head turning!

In the past year you have grown so much! Though you are my baby, you daily prove to me that you are a big boy and that you want to help! You love to help around the house and have your own daily chores. You even help your brother out with his!!

Mami's school time with you is one of your favorite times. You are very focused and determined at whatever task is placed before you! 

You especially love it when we take field trips! 

The love that you and your brother share truly is special to watch! The daily confessions of how much you guys love each other and like each other melt me on the spot. How you guys make each other laugh lift my soul daily! 

You are also forging these special bonds with your cousins and your friends, memories that will last both you and I a lifetime!

Please don't grow up to fast! I also ask you to have a little patience with your mami, if at times she holds on a little tighter than you would like her to.  These days are passing too quickly and I am just trying to savor them as much as possible! I love you very much! I look forward to all the new and exciting discoveries you will make this year.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Guita's Visit

Guita arrived the same day of the Olympics opening ceremonies.  And yes we are Olympic junkies. So this trip (not on purpose) was planned almost perfectly. I say almost because I had to put my mom on a plane before the closing ceremonies and she did not get to watch them:( But for the 2 weeks she was here we were true Olympic junkies. Thankful for our DVR! We were up late each night, speeding past commercials and unnecessary fluff pieces to see the competitions. By the end of her trip, if we ended up watching the Olympics "real time" it would slightly frustrate my mom! Here we are the day of her arrival, a little different Friday night ritual for us, not a movie, but still fun!
 Olympic torches all around
 Sebastian was really excited about Finn McMissle's flag
 All Smiles
The next day Ramon and I had a surprise birthday party planned for Guita. Family and friends gathered from NOVA and Richmond and Fredericksburg to celebrate. With so much running around I really did not take a lot of pictures...
 Home made Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cake, it was AMAZING!

That same weekend that Guita arrived, was opening weekend for the Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair. On Sunday they had a Monster Truck show. We were so there! To our surprise they also had freestyle motorcross. It was HOT but the boys (and I include the 6 foot one in this group) enjoyed the display of wheelies and doughnuts and one-handed superman's and heart attacks! 

After the show we walked the fair and saw a race car

 We found the animals, I fell in love with this cow and her bell :)
 And then we found TRAINS, in A/C

During the week we re-cooperated from such a fun packed weekend and traveled to Richmond to have dinner with Ramon, Kyla, and kids. We got this special treat!!!

The following Saturday Eddie gave Guita and I a kid free day!! WOOHOO!! We headed north to get together with the NOVA family:)
On Sunday Ramon and Kyla traveled with crew back to the 'Burg for a family day at Kim and Bill's. In an earlier post you saw videos of Vince and Alonso on this day.
After a day full of swimming Vince passed out on the living room floor.
On Wednesday we hit the road south to go and celebrate Tennyson's birthday. When Eva arrives she will be  so out numbered!
The remainder of Guita's trip Eddie and I spent in bed, literally! If Guita had not been here to take care of the boys, I can't even bare to think about it! On Sunday Eddie and I had recovered enough to be able to take charge of our kids again and take Guita to the airport.  Eddie took this opportunity to introduce to boys and I  to Gravely Point.